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Qualitative Complexity : Ecology, Cognitive Processes and the Re-Emergence of Structures in Post-Humanist Social Theory - John Smith

Qualitative Complexity

Ecology, Cognitive Processes and the Re-Emergence of Structures in Post-Humanist Social Theory

Hardcover Published: 9th March 2006
ISBN: 9780415336505
Number Of Pages: 302

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Offering a critique of the humanist paradigm in contemporary social theory, Qualitative Complexity is the first comprehensive sociological analysis of complexity theory. Drawing from sources in sociology, philosophy, complexity theory, 'fuzzy logic', systems theory, cognitive science and evolutionary biology, John Smith and Chris Jenks present a new series of interdisciplinary perspectives on the sociology of complex, self-organizing structures.

The Interdisciplinary Field
Complexity Theory: A Positioning Paper
From Descartes" Conjecture to Kant's Subject and the Computo
Autopoiesis in Cognitive Biology
Emergentism, Evolutionary Psychology and Culture
Prigogine's Thermodynamics, Ontology and Sociology
Critical Developments
Modernism and Determinism: Linear Expectations and Qualitative Complexity Analyses
Complexity Theory as a Critique of Postmodernism
Cognition and the Renewal of Systems Theory: Redundant Idioms and Disputed Positions
The Evolution of Intelligence, Consciousness and Language: Implications for Social Theory
Complexity, Language and Culture: Social Systems in Qualitative, i.e. not Formal Terms
The Fields of Complex Analysis: Contemporary Complexity Theory
The Ethics of Pragmatism: Politics and Post-Structuralism in Transition after the Complexity Turn
The Topology of Complexity
Re-Interpreting Global Complexity as an Ontology: Human Ecology
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ISBN: 9780415336505
ISBN-10: 0415336503
Series: International Library of Sociology (Hardcover)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 9th March 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.98 x 16.1  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1